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A method is disclosed for forming and contracting scar collagen below a tissue surface in a selected tissue site. An electromagnetic energy apparatus is provided and includes an electromagnetic energy source and a delivery device. The delivery device is positioned on the tissue surface. Electromagnetic energy is produced from the electromagnetic energy source and delivered through the tissue surface to the selected tissue site for a sufficient time to induce scar collagen formation in the selected tissue site. No more than a second degree burn is formed on the tissue surface. The scar collagen is then contracted. This method is particularly useful in tissue sites that are devoid or deficient in collagen.

Title
Method for scar collagen formation and contraction
Application Number
8/583815
Publication Number
6241753 (B1)
Application Date
January 5, 1996
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Edward W Knowlton
Danville
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
US
Assignee
Thermage
CA, US
IPC
A61F 7/00
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